4 Soviet Army Legacy Supermarket in Belarus

Soviet Army Legacy Supermarket in Belarus

Have you ever dreamt of your own armoured personal carrier? To drive in the countryside and scare locals away? Or maybe you'd prefer a cross-country vehicle to furrow frozen ground? If you are a radio ham you are twice lucky because you could find so much working material here! Blogger Anton (anton-petrus) has been there in spring - the
military unit belonging to the communications division of the Belorussian Mistry of Defence. This where they do real business! After the collapse of the USSR Belarus had a lot of equipment - most of it in an ideal condition. And they decided to sell it, places like this turned into a huge unique supermarket!

8 In the Metro

In the Metro

Moscow traffic jams bother people of the city a lot, at least according to what they say. So Russian blogger Ilya went under the ground into Moscow's metro to avoid his next jam. There he encountered what might be called "an underground
traffic jam" with people standing in line for hours to get back to their homes after the workday is over. "You can spend more time in a subway traffic jam than in a jam on the surface!", says Ilya. Let's see what he saw there!

18 Russian Federal Highway LENA

Russian Federal Highway LENA

A few years ago, we had this Russian road called "Federal Highway LENA" which runs for 1163 km. Some parts of it are paved, and some parts are a swamp
all of the time. In 2012, they decided to upgrade the road but from the photos of the place, it looks like it still isn't fixed. Let's see.

1 Record Breaking Test Vehicle MAZ 7907

Record Breaking Test Vehicle MAZ 7907

MAZ-7907 - its twelve axle chassis has giant dimensions: length - 30 m, width - 4,8 m, height - 4,5 m. The main technical feature of the vehicle is its use of a 1250 hp gas turbine engine that is usually found in a tank. It has a rather complicated but efficient electric transmission with 24 driving wheels. Articulated frame and substantial size of
the wheels, whose diameter is over two meters, enable the 200-tonne vehicle to drive on dirt roads at a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The mass of the vehicle - 65 800 kg. Carrying capacity - 150 tons. It's the only vehicle with 24 driving wheels, 16 of them are steering ones. What was it made for and how? Let's find out.

0 Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves - they say there will be enough to produce the same
amounts of oil as they do now for at least thirty more years - the same volume each year. So one of our favorite photographers, Slava, has visited this place and we can see its huge chemical facilities from the air.  

15 Russian Submarine Standing Ashore Away from  Coast How Did they Get It There?

Russian Submarine Standing Ashore Away from Coast How Did they Get It There?

Ok ladies and gentlemen, it's story time. Did you already know that in Russia there is a museum where a full size submarine is standing on concrete slabs? And it's not some coastal museum where it
stands close to water but it is a long way from the shore and this huge giant was shipped there somehow. Want to know details and how it was actually delivered there? Let's see...
5 Huge Belaz Trucks Smash Toyota

Huge Belaz Trucks Smash Toyota

        Belaz trucks are giant Belarussian (previously Soviet made) trucks that are used to transport large amounts of iron or other ore in one trip. They come in a few versions - the smallest and lightest trucks weigh 70 tons! The biggest Belaz is
huge and weighs 360 tonnes. Like the one on the picture above. Now let's come inside and see more of these metal monsters and also see what happens when some of them back up late at night and simply don't notice a Toyota car parked behind them.

13 Kamaz Truck Reimagined as a Home

Kamaz Truck Reimagined as a Home

I bet you've seen houses on wheels before, nothing new here. However, this one is made by some Russian actor and is not something made in a factory but
by himself. It has a living space for the actor and his friends and a garage for storing his bike and other stuff. Let's see how it looks.

13 A Bridge Strength Test: 25 Loaded Kamaz Trucks

A Bridge Strength Test: 25 Loaded Kamaz Trucks

So this is how they test newly built bridges in Russia nowadays. A pack of KAMAZ tip trucks loaded with sand stand side by side, very close to each other. Each truck weighs 25 tons, so this pack grosses at more than six hundred tons tightly packed into one spot. Then this bunch of weight on wheels is moved to another part of the bridge, measurements are taken, then the process is repeated again and again. So the photographer nicknamed Wizarden was
watching for the whole morning to see how six hundred tons of sand were moved, waiting to see if the bridge would collapse. The spoiler - it didn't collapse. Want more of a spoiler? Here: do you know where the top managers of the contractor who built the bridge spent their time during this KAMAZ test? You won't believe it, but they were loaded into a small boat and went under the bridge (probably praying). See more here:
7 Cruise Control from Kazakhstan

Cruise Control from Kazakhstan

This video is from Kazakhstan. Pretty much a part of USSR before, now a country. They say the economy of Kazakhstan is second largest among all ex Soviet countries, which clues to think that people can afford little bit more
there than in some other places. Like for example a car with cruise control. However, I don't think you have ever saw anybody who was using their cruise feature as this guy. Highly recommended to watch.

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